Salon Privé is not the biggest nor is it the baddest car show in the world. In fact, it is likely on the other end of the spectrum, as it is less than a decade old and is really more of a custom and antique show than a new-car show. However, it has debuted a handful of cars and it very well may be the European primer show for the next-gen Ford Mustang ’s launch.
The reason we say this is because Ford has chosen to resurrect the 2011 Evos Concept car for display at Salon Privé, which takes place on September 4th through 6th in London. This announcement aligns perfectly with the fact that the new Mustang will be based heavily on the Evos and that the new Mustang will be the model’s first crack at the European market, leading us to wonder if the new Mustang ’s auto show tour will follow directly behind the Evo’s arrival at Salon Privé.
With the Evos fresh on the minds of Europeans, it would only make sense for the new `Stang to make its global debut shortly after. Additionally, if the rumors of a 2014 1/2 model year for the new Mustang are true, it has to hit the auto-show scene soon; possibly as early as the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 12th.
Yeah, the thought of the Mustang making its global debut overseas seems a little odd, but given its anticipated European styling, it wouldn’t be shocking to see it start there.
Stay tuned for more information.
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gallery: Ford Evos Concept
The Evos Concept dropped cover at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, featuring very European styling and some extreme features that likely won’t ever see production. The biggest details of the Evos that we don’t expect to see on any production car are its four gullwing doors and its extremely modern interior.
The front-end styling, aggressive hood ridges, fastback design and supercar -like taillight design are all possibilities for the future. Under its hood, the Evos came with a plug-in hybrid powerplant that allowed for up to 500 miles of cruising on a full tank of gas and a full battery charge.
Of course, if this is the basis of the new Mustang, we do not expect to see this hybrid drivetrain. Rather, we’ll see an upgraded version of the Coyote V-8 that powers the 2014 Mustang, along with the 3.7-liter V-6 found in the current model. The likely newcomer to the engine lineup would be a turbocharged four-cylinder with output in the 350-horsepower range.
SALON PRIVÉ 2013 CONFIRMS FORD EVOS CONCEPT FOR CONCEPTS & PROTOTYPES DISPLAY
Salon Privé 2013 - 4th to 6th September
Syon Park, London, 22 July 2013 – Salon Privé welcomes the acclaimed Ford Evos Concept car which will feature as part of the new Concepts & Prototypes Display on the lawns of Syon House this September.
The Ford Evos Concept showcases Ford’s global design language and a new vision for customer-focused intuitive technologies. It’s a four-door, four-seat fastback concept with state-of-the-art lithium-ion plug-in hybrid technology. The concept also features hinged gullwing-style doors, both front and rear, providing access to the spacious four-seat cabin.
The concept explores key future powertrain and vehicle technologies and focuses on Ford’s global product strategy: outstanding design, smart technologies and fuel economy leadership. Future Ford products will all feature many of the distinctive design ideas and advanced technologies seen in the Ford Evos Concept, many of which are currently under development in the Ford Research and Innovation laboratories.
Technology is a key feature of the Ford Evos Concept and continues within the concepts interior which features a ‘personal cloud’ offering seamless connectivity between car and driver.
Sales Director, David Bagley commented: “We are delighted to welcome Ford to Salon Privé for the first time with its innovative EVOS concept which will feature within the brand new Concepts and Prototypes Display.”
Tickets for Salon Privé can be purchased at www.salonprivelondon.com or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0808 100 2205. Entry is fully inclusive of Pommery champagne, lobster luncheon, English afternoon tea and full access to all areas.